Register to vote

Individual electoral registration (IER)

In 2014, the way you register to vote changed. The new system is called Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

You are now responsible for registering yourself to vote.

You will need to provide more details to register, which will make the electoral register more secure. You will need your date of birth and your national insurance number to hand.

Previously, the head of the household was responsible for registering everyone who lived at the address. Now every individual is responsible for their own voter registration. The new system is also more secure because it asks for more details. This will make it more resistant to electoral fraud.

If you would like to know more about the registers we keep and how and when we share your details, visit the electoral and open register page.

We will be writing to every eligible voter in Slough to advise them whether they need to register under the new system.​

If you are in the British forces, living overseas, a student, have no fixed home or are unsure of your eligibility visit the Voting if you live overseas (Electoral Commission) for more information on registering.

Further information or questions

If you have any queries about the changes you can either access more information from the Who can vote page (Electoral Commission), or you can email the electoral registration service at